Blast during Rajouri op: Three more Army personnel succumb to injuries, toll now five


Rajouri (J-K), May 5 (PTI) Five Army personnel were killed and a major injured on Friday in an explosion triggered by terrorists in the thickly forested Kandi area in Jammu and Kashmir’s Rajouri district where an operation is underway to flush out terrorists, officials said.

In the morning, two Army men belonging to the Special Forces were killed and four, including the major, injured. Later in the day, three died in a hospital in Udhampur.

“In the ongoing operation in Rajouri sector, three soldiers who were critically injured in the morning have unfortunately succumbed to their injuries. “The operations are still in progress,” an Army spokesperson in Udhampur said.